Towns of Cork
Midleton —County Cork
The origins of the historic town of Midleton go back to 1180 AD when the Cistercian monks established a monastery here on the banks of the Owenacurra River. The location of Midleton on rich agricultural land resulted in the development of related industrial activity - the distilling of Irish whiskey.
Now a major visitor centre in the town traces the history of Irish whiskey back to 1825 when the Murphy family first opened their distillery. Midleton is also a busy shopping centre with a great variety of shops and the diversion of heavy traffic away from the town centre some years ago has added greatly to the ambiance of the town.
For food and drink there are small quaint old pubs and bright modern lounge bars. You will find really good pub grub or smaller intimate cafes and restaurants for snacks or light meals. On the other hand if you wish to spoil yourself, you will be surprised at the number of really good restaurants in the town.